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President Sadyr Japarov arrives in New York

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov arrived in New York to participate in the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. Press service of the head of state reported.

Sadyr Japarov will make a speech, meet with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and also hold a number of high-level meetings.

Earlier, the United Nations stated that it was ready, at the request of the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides, to provide assistance in finding a «sustainable solution» that would help to overcome differences at the border.

António Guterres stated that he «was following with deep concern the escalation of violence on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. He deeply mourns the loss of life and expresses condolences to the victims and their loved ones.»

Emergency situation has been introduced in Batken region. Shooting began at several sites of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on the morning of September 16. Settlements in Leilek and Batken district came under fire. The Ministry of Health reported 183 victims, 59 people were killed. As a result of the armed conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, residents of seven villages in Batken and Leilek districts, as well as Dzhekendi village in Chon-Alai district of Osh region, left their homes.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case on crimes against peace.